I’m sitting here with a cup of tea, herbal, no sugar.
Normally, I’d be sitting here with a cup of coffee: 1 level teaspoon coffee, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, only 1/2 cup boiling water, 1/4 cup 2% organic milk. Coffee is a scientific formula to be followed very, very closely. It’s that important! Are you as crazy as I am about coffee?
I had no coffee in the past 8 days.
I love coffee.
But I’m on a Detox program.
Have you ever tired a Detox?
I used to think it’s for plain weird people, health fanatics, or sports fanatics (no, not the kind that sits on the couch and watch it on TV while drinking beers and eating chips). But now I’m doing it.
I have some health issues. Some have been going on for 2 years, some for 1 year. I went to plenty doctors (like 4 different PCPs, 2 allergists, etc etc…) but no one had a clue what’s going on (of course not all doctors will admit it!). And they couldn’t offer something that helped besides antihistamines and steroid creams. (The doctors themselves told me that steroid creams are not so good to use. Hmm. A paradox.) Well, the antihistamines and steroid creams don’t solve anything anyway, they just make it quiet for a short while until they no longer have any effect while the problem still exists.
One thing led to another and I found myself meeting a nutritionist and a naturopathic physician.
I believe in the power of food to affect our physical, mental, and behavioral health since I studied Physiological Psychology about 20 years ago. I believe in the substance-psyche connection, and what is food if not the fuel we put into our bodies?
Is it a logical connection that if you put bad things in your body bad things come out like allergies, rashes, fat, headaches and migraines…?
Also, as a blogger, I’ve seen blogs and met bloggers that had health issues that with a change of diet started feeling better/problems gone. (Like Cannelle et Vanille, Tartelette, Gluten free girl and the Chef, Healthy Recipes and more). This only reinforced the notion that I should investigate further in that direction.
8 days of Detox.
No coffee, no sugar, no bread, no oil, no alcohol, no meat, no potatoes…
Yes more fruits, yes more veggies, yes to nuts, yes to lentils and to an exciting new opportunity to heal and get strong.
I’ve been feeling better, lighter.
I realized yesterday that I am also more calm! Wow.
As a bonus, I lost a few pounds! Wow.
I’m hopeful that the bothering issues will be gone by the end of the Detox—that we’ll have to see but the signs so far are encouraging
Half of the tea finished—I admit, it’s not that exciting to drink tea with no sugar.
Now it’s time to shake, shake, shake… Time to make my daily shake with fresh fruits and some greens. It’s yummy.
And then, it’s a sunny day, I’ll go out for a 20-30 minutes walk-run combo.
And then, I’ll start exploring what my lunch and dinner new daily creations are going to be today.
More to come…